What Is Freedom? | Newberry

What Is Freedom?

Led by Bruce Gans. Ten sessions, 1 - 3 pm.
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Saturdays, September 16 - November 18

1 - 3 pm

This seminar has been cancelled.

Cost and Registration Information

Early Registration Price (by September 1): $285
Regular Price (after September 1): $314

This seminar has been cancelled.

Seminar Description

This seminar aims to deeply enrich students by equipping them to transcend the common unexamined notions of freedom as a legal system, great wealth, or the fulfillment of every wish. We will examine this question through close reading and discussion of immortal works that present original insights into freedom through philosophy, psychology, political science, and literature. Ten sessions.

Bruce Gans taught at the City Colleges where he created Great Books Curricula that earned major grants from the NEH and US Department of Education and has been featured in the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

Materials List


  • A course pack of materials, compiled by the instructor and distributed during the first class, for which there will be a nominal fee.

First Reading:

  • There is no reading assignment for the first class.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about our registration procedures.